Leslie Smith

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Regardless of snow conditions, the McKinney Cabin offers a relaxing stay on Tahoe's beautiful West Shore. Homewood Ski Area is 5 minutes away with shuttle service available. Snowshoe out the back door through a trail that will take you into the National Forest. In Summer and Fall, decide whether you want to ride the bike trail, single track, or hike the miles of trails and open terrain along General Creek or in the forest behind the cabin, or relax on the deck with a good book. In summer, load our all-terrain wagon with sunscreen, towels, and toys and take the five-minute, level walk to Chamber's Landing Public Beach for a day in the sun. Supplies and great deli sandwiches are available at one of the markets nearby.

A southeastern exposure allows sunshine to stream through the windows, making that cup of coffee by the fire in the Master Bedroom even more glorious.

The open design of the main-floor offers plenty of room for the gathering of family and friends after a day of skiing or hiking. Warm your hands by the woodstove, sink into the comfortable living room sofas, or share in preparing a meal. Guests will find the kitchen clean and well-equipped, whether plans include preparing gourmet meals or heating up pizzas. A large dining table comfortably seats eight and the room allows for an auxiliary table to be added for more indoor seating. Outdoor dining is accommodated by two picnic tables on the back deck. The den, just off the great room, offers a separate space for playing games, watching movies, or playing a tune on the cabin's vintage piano. The laundry room and a bath with shower are located off the mudroom.

Three cozy bedrooms upstairs accommodate six to eight sleepers. The spacious Master Bedroom, with fireplace and King-size bed, also has two dormers that could sleep children on airbeds if desired. A sitting area near the fireplace in the Master bedroom offers a delightful view of the forest.

Queen-size beds provide comfortable sleeping in both the second and third bedrooms. The dormer in the ''Bear'' Room has room for an air bed. A romantic view of Tahoe's famous night sky is visible from the balcony off the Moose Room?. A queen-size sofa-bed in the living room offers sleeping for two additional guests. Luxurious towels and quality linens are provided. The McKinney Cabin is tastefully decorated to add to the allure of your Lake Tahoe retreat. Comfort and ease of care will make your stay thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Leslie Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

About Leslie Smith

We are an active couple in our early sixties who love the outdoors, and especially Lake Tahoe.

Leslie Smith purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Leslie Smith chose Homewood

Lake Tahoe has been a favorite destination for both of us since we were children. Our families frequented the West Shore and local ski areas and we continued to bring our own three children up for skiing, boating, hiking and generally hanging out at the lake.

This property spoke to us the moment we entered because of it's comfortable layout, sunny exposure both winter and summer, and the proximity to the beach, bike trail, and hiking in the forest behind the cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

Location! A five minute walk to Chambers Public Beach with our wagon filled with beach chairs, towels, and a picnic in tow or with our kayaks ready for a paddle to Emerald Bay. The large deck off the back overlooking forested open space. Riding our our driveway to connect with either the paved bike trail or up into the forest for mountain biking. A five minute drive or shuttle ride to Homewood Ski Resort, snowshoeing out the back door into the National Forest.

Comfortable and cozy inside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very cozy. I slept more soundly than I had in weeks! The cabin had everything we needed and it was so convenient to be able to jump on the bike trail just down the street.
May 2010
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Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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McKinney Cabin- Winter Retreat Special
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
McKinney Cabin- Winter Retreat Special
Homewood Lake Tahoe North Shore

Great vacation choice

  • 5 of 5
Great spot to stay on Lake Tahoe: Easy drive to Tahoe City, with good restaurants,drug store, post office, groceries, bike rentals and a riverside bike trail, raft trips, kayak rentals, and a fascinating small museum. Easy walk to a small grocery. Half a block from the biking/hiking path on this side of the lake. Close to a park with tennis courts. Easy drive to 3 (!) state parks, with swimming beaches, hiking trails, good bird-watching, and more kayaks; or a 20 mile drive to Donner State Park, also a gorgeous spot to spend the day. Really well-furnished house complete with piano. 3 bedrooms with comfortable beds + pull out couch + air bed; lots of extra sheets, towels, bath towels, washer and dryer, detergent and soap and shampoo all supplied. Completely equipped kitchen. Great deck, comfortable chairs, with more good birds and star-gazing outside. TV with movies to watch; games and books on shelves. No mosquitoes! I know some tourists come here to ski, but this is a great spot for a summer vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
McKinney Cabin- Winter Retreat Special
Homewood Lake Tahoe North Shore
Menlo Park, CA

Cozy, relaxing home away from home.

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed at McKinney cabin four times and our family LOVES it so much. It's so cozy, warm, and absolutely perfect in every way. The newly re-modeled kitchen is BEAUTIFUL. The new floors are exquisite. The bedrooms are very comfortable and clean, as is the entire cabin. To us, it feels like a home away from home. One of my favorite little amenities offered here is hand lotion in every bathroom next to the soap. It's so dry up in Tahoe and I think this is so thoughtful... also, the welcome bottle of wine is always so-so nice. The owners have furnished the cabin in a way that makes you feel like you're in the most relaxing place on earth. The wood-burning stove works great and heats up the house quickly after a day of skiing. We will be visiting for years to come.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
McKinney Cabin- Winter Retreat Special
Homewood Lake Tahoe North Shore
Colorado, USA

Comfortable, Clean, With All The Amenities!

  • 5 of 5
As soon as we walked in we felt the warmth and coziness of this cabin! We snuggled right in to cook dinner and relax after two great hikes in our wonderful Sierra. The cabin is kept very clean (which is HUGE to me); the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could imagine at hand; we only used the master bedroom, but it is huge, well decorated, and the bed is very, very comfy! The other two bedooms looked quite cozy as well. As we live in Colorado, it was nice to utilize the washer and dryer so that we would not have to pack and bring home smelly, dirty hiking clothes! My husband and I were quite comfortable there, and we feel that this would definitely be a great place for a family to come and spend time - there is plenty of room to spread out, and you just can't beat the Sierra and Lake Tahoe!
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
McKinney Cabin- Winter Retreat Special
Homewood Lake Tahoe North Shore
Newport Beach, Ca. USA

Tahoe Lovers

  • 4 of 5
The cabin was really well outfitted. The kitchen had everything we needed. We loved the open concept with the kitchen, dining room and family area all open to each other. Really nice! Also loved the wrap-around porch. Lots of seating. Great tables for dining.
5 minute walk to the beach which was perfect and you could throw it all in the provided wagon and GO!
Only drawback was that the house is on a busy street which leads to the 4 wheeling area. There was a lot of traffic that was pretty loud. If you want to get away from it all, this might not be the spot.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We also find the open living area to be very convenient, especially when our entire family or a group of friends is visiting. The drawback to being so close to the lake is that you do get some traffic noise at the peak of the summer season. We are buffered from the highway by forested property though and, as you can see from our reviews, we've gotten very few complaints. The back deck offers privacy and a peaceful setting for relaxing.
McKinney Cabin- Winter Retreat Special
Homewood Lake Tahoe North Shore

Great time

  • 5 of 5
The McKinney cabin was perfect for our trip. We had five kids from ages 14-17 and they had plenty of room. It is nice to be so close to Chambers that they can walk down and enjoy the lake. Great deck to spend the afternoon enjoying the sun. Our dog loved the cabin as well. Chambers is supposed to be no dogs but there are plenty around if you want to walk them down to the water.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
McKinney Cabin- Winter Retreat Special
Homewood Lake Tahoe North Shore
Tucson, AZ

wonderful cabin for family gathering

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here for 4 nights with family including two young kids. The house is fully equipped accessorized with everything you can think of, you can tell the owner's hardwork in making sure the convenience and comfort for all guests. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed every minute in the cabin. The location of the cabin is close to Sugar Pine state park which has the most beautiful and least crowded beach. Tahoe City is just 15 minutes away for the river rafting and bike rides which we enjoyed very much. Would defnitely come back again if we are ever around the area and highly recommend this place to anyone!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We appreciate the feedback and love to hear when guests have enjoyed themselves and our cabin.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Chambers Landing Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Chambers Landing Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Homewood Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
West Shore Inn
Car: recommended

We are located in Homewood, CA on the West side of Lake Tahoe, locally referred to as the 'Best Side'. The cabin is within a five minute shuttle ride to Homewood Ski Resort, an easy five minute walk to Chambers Landing Beach, and 20 minutes to shopping in Tahoe City. Small food markets are available in Homewood and Tahoma, biking distance. Jump on the bike trail near the cabin, hike or snowshoe from the door into National Forest, or drive 20 minutes to Alpine Meadows Ski Area or a little farther to Squaw Valley Ski Resort.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Homewood Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $69
Refundable damage deposit $50
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $250 - $400/nt US Dollars
US Dollars
$175 cleaning fee, 10%Occupancy Tax, $50 Pet Fee, $69 Damage Security fee; $50 refundable cleaning fee (for additional cleaning that may be necessary depending on condition in which property was left.
Dates Available: Year Round
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Homewood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1710 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Backpack
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Gas Heating
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs with bedrooms
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs in living space
  • Bathrooms are kept clean and well-functioning with high-quality towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , curtained cubby for airbed (available at cabin)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , room for single or full airbed (available at cabin)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , balcony
  • All beds have been described by guests as very comfortable. Each bedroom has ample natural light and ventilation through windows. Linens are updated regularly; decor is tasteful.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Toys
  • Books for Adults
  • Television ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • live theater
  • forests
  • marina
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
The cabin is suitable for elderly persons who are able to climb stairs. The bedrooms are all upstairs and there are stairs leading up to the cabin door. Well-behaved pets (no puppies) are welcomed, but guests with pets must make sure that they are maintained so that the cabin does not take on a smell or appearance that indicates pets have been there. A pet fee applies so that the cabin can be well-vacuumed and carpets cleaned regularly. An Pet Addendum is added to the Rental Agreement and must be signed before occupancy begins.
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